FMLA 30th anniversary

Recognize FMLA30, Fight for Paid Leave

Today, we recognize and celebrate the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the nation’s first leave law, enacted February 5, 1993. It provides up to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave to care for yourself or a seriously ill family member, to welcome a new child into your life or manage during some military deployments. By current estimates, it has been used more than 400 million times and has made a difference for young families just starting out, those in the sandwich generation who care for both children and parents and folks who need time to recover from serious illnesses like cancer.